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St. Patrick was born and raised in France not Britain says new book

A new book by an author based in Co. Wicklow, claims that St. Patrick was born in France and not Britain....

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Tuesday, August 6, 2013, 6:20 AM

The sins of the father were used to destroy Bishop Eamon Casey

Bishop Eamon CaseyWhen you drive from Killarney to Dingle in Kerry you pass one of the most beautiful beaches in all of ...

Published Tuesday, August 6, 2013, 8:50 AM

Australian journalist says Irish pubs for those “dodging vomit and flying fists"

An Australian journalist has offended thousands of Irish people in his home country and online after an article he wrote...

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Tuesday, August 6, 2013, 7:13 AM

Samantha Power presents her credentials to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon

Irish-born new U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power proudly presented her credentials to UN Secretary-Ge...

By JAMES O'SHEA

Published Tuesday, August 6, 2013, 7:23 AM

Irish American Chuck Feeney donates $19.7 million to fight child poverty in Ireland

Atlantic Philanthropies founded by Irish American Chuck Feeney, has pledged a donation of $19.65m (14.85m euros) to the...

By GAVIN MCCARTHY

Published Tuesday, August 6, 2013, 7:15 AM

62-year-old Boston priest caught with prostitute behind cemetery

Boston Archdiocese Monsignor Arthur Coyle has taken a leave of absence after being caught with a prostitute - who has a ...

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Tuesday, August 6, 2013, 7:20 AM

Drunk Muslim fined for hurling abuse at elderly church goers in Dublin

An unemployed lab technician, who is a practicing Muslim, has been fined after he hurled abuse at elderly churchgoers in...

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Tuesday, August 6, 2013, 7:46 AM

Suicide in Traveller community at crisis point say supporters

The Irish Traveller community is reeling from a double suicide of two teenage sweethearts this week. ...

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Tuesday, August 6, 2013, 7:29 AM

Pathogen that caused Irish potato blight lives on and is now more vicious

The plant pathogen that contributed to the Irish potato famine in the 1840s lives on today with a different genetic blue...

By JANE WALSH

Published Tuesday, August 6, 2013, 7:40 AM

Top ten differences to be aware of before you travel to Ireland

First time travelers to Ireland may be apprehensive towards blending in with Irish culture, but fear not, as the Irish a...

By KERRY O'SHEA

Published Tuesday, August 6, 2013, 8:07 AM

Rare lightning phenomenon filmed in Irish skies in recent thunderstorms (VIDEO)

The Armagh Observatory managed to capture a rare phenomenon known as a “sprite” on film during the massive thunderstorms...

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Tuesday, August 6, 2013, 7:36 AM

Adidas shows off Notre Dame’s new Shamrock Series uniforms (VIDEO)

Adidas has released a promotional video pimping the 2013 Shamrock Series for Notre Dame’s Fighting Irish American footba...

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Tuesday, August 6, 2013, 8:11 AM

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